History & Political Science – Political Science Concentration, BA
Your pathway to online degree completion
Next Session Start Date:
Apply by: 04/02/24
Document Deadline: 04/05/24
Confirmation Deadline: 04/12/24
Start Session: 05/06/24
See a snapshot of the UMPI online history & political science program
The online Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science program equips you with a broad range of knowledge and the opportunity to deepen your expertise in your subject area of interest. This accredited online program is excellent for students who wish to continue their studies at law or graduate school, prepare for teaching opportunities, or engage in public service.
Our accredited YourPace online B.A. in History & Political Science program gives you a comprehensive understanding of the diverse and complex forces that form our world. This interdisciplinary program promotes analytical proficiency in global relations by exploring the historical and political emergence of democratic and non-democratic political structures. Coursework gives you a thorough understanding of U.S. and international history as well as the complexities of governments today. Elective courses offer an opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of the area that interests you most – history or political science.
History-focused coursework prepares you for a broad array of careers in private, public, and government sectors. Political Science-focused coursework gives you valuable skills in research, analysis, and critical reasoning. This degree is designed to promote strong critical-reasoning and communication skills for professionals.
What Is Competency-Based Education?
Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.
How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:
- Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
- Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
- With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
As a graduate of this history & political science online program, you will:
- Pursue an array of careers in the private and public sectors
- Generate ideas for creative problem-solving
- Improve your critical-reasoning and communication skills
- Analyze and critique multifaceted evidence
Through our online history courses, you will:
- Examine past events and solve present-day problems
- Identify bias in contemporary and historical sources
Through our online political science courses, you will:
- Apply logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions or approaches to problems
- Utilize critical-thinking skills to assess political ideas and events
Career opportunities include:
- Government Affairs Staff
- Legislative Aide
- Reporter or Journalist
- Public Relations
- Political Campaign Staff
- Communications Manager
- Legal Assistant
- Intelligence Analyst
- Business Manager
$1,500* per session
UMPI is ranked among the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt. – U.S. News & World Report, 2023.
“I have an extensive work and business background. The flexibility of completing my degree online and at my own pace and convenience was exactly what I needed.”
-Perry Leavey, UMPI YourPace Online Student
Find out how and when to pay your tuition
The B.A. in History & Political Science online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session. No hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!
*Tuition and fees are subject to change
$1,500* per session
Dates you need to know
There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.
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Requirements for this online history and political science program
We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Students who wish to earn their B.A. in History & Political Science YourPace online degree from UMPI should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.
No Application Fee
Minimum 1.75 GPA
Take a look at the topics you’ll study in our online history and political science program
To earn your B.A. in History & Political Science, you need to complete 120-121 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.
The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 49 credit hours of History Concentration/Political Science Concentration courses, and 31-32 credit hours of electives.
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*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.